R9 290X with Core i7-3770K benchmarks at Ultra Quality quality settings

At 1440p, R9 290X can hit 50-60 fps on pretty much everything at ultra, just without antialiasing, less ambient occlusion and turned down shadows. It is worth noting that the R9 290X is a very power hungry card and requires a decent power supply unit. It is important to know that R9 290X 's max load temperature is very high and might require custom cooling solutions. This combination between R9 290X and Intel Core i7-3770K @ 3.50GHz has less than 8% bottleneck in many games and is perfect match to avoid FPS loss. This combination between R9 290X and Intel Core i7-3770K @ 3.50GHz is a perfect match to avoid FPS loss. With current 4096 MB RAM, the R9 290X can have very few memory-related bottlenecks in more modern games. View Current Price List

AMD Radeon R9 290X
Price $ 499 3/5 Good
Year 2013 2/5 Acceptable
Series R9 290X
Maximum Recorded Temperature 94C 1/5 Weak
Max Fan Noise 57dB 1/5 Weak
Recommended Power Supply 640W 2/5 Acceptable
Benchmark CPU Intel Core i7-3770K @ 3.50GHz ($248.98)
CPU Impact on FPS + 0 FPS 5/5 Excellent
CPU Impact on FPS % 0%
Benchmark Quality Settings Ultra Quality Settings
Average 1080p Performance 68 FPS 5/5 Excellent
Average 1440p Performance 50 FPS 3/5 Good
Average 4K Performance 31 FPS 1/5 Weak
Memory 4 GB 4/5 Very Good
Overall Combination Score 59/100 Good
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Game Performance at Ultra Quality settings

Resolution 1920x1080

Year Game Frames Per Second
2018 Fallout 76
42 FPS
2018 Forza Horizon 4
37 FPS
2018 Hitman 2
33 FPS
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
37 FPS
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
41 FPS
2016 Overwatch
57 FPS
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
48 FPS
2015 Total War: Attila
41 FPS
2014 Civilization: Beyond Earth
111 FPS
2014 Dragon Age: Inquisition
76 FPS
2014 Far Cry 4
65 FPS
2014 GRID Autosport
65 FPS
2014 Shadow of Mordor
86 FPS
2014 The Talos Principle
88 FPS
2014 Thief
67 FPS
2013 Battlefield 4
71 FPS
2013 Bioshock Infinite
95 FPS
2013 Company of Heroes 2
63 FPS
2013 Crysis 3
78 FPS
2013 GRID 2
113 FPS
2013 Metro: Last Light
76 FPS
2013 Total War: Rome 2
73 FPS
2011 Battlefield 3
94 FPS
2008 Crysis: Warhead
84 FPS

Resolution 2560x1440

Year Game Frames Per Second
2018 Forza Horizon 4
31 FPS
2018 Hitman 2
21 FPS
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
24 FPS
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
31 FPS
2016 Overwatch
40 FPS
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
34 FPS
2015 Total War: Attila
29 FPS
2014 Civilization: Beyond Earth
86 FPS
2014 Dragon Age: Inquisition
51 FPS
2014 Far Cry 4
54 FPS
2014 GRID Autosport
68 FPS
2014 Shadow of Mordor
64 FPS
2014 The Talos Principle
61 FPS
2014 Thief
47 FPS
2013 Battlefield 4
48 FPS
2013 Bioshock Infinite
62 FPS
2013 Company of Heroes 2
42 FPS
2013 Crysis 3
50 FPS
2013 GRID 2
86 FPS
2013 Metro: Last Light
60 FPS
2013 Total War: Rome 2
47 FPS
2011 Battlefield 3
64 FPS
2008 Crysis: Warhead
53 FPS

Resolution 3840x2160

Year Game Frames Per Second
2018 Forza Horizon 4
21 FPS
2018 Hitman 2
13 FPS
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
13 FPS
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
18 FPS
2016 Overwatch
20 FPS
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
18 FPS
2015 Total War: Attila
15 FPS
2014 Civilization: Beyond Earth
53 FPS
2014 Dragon Age: Inquisition
28 FPS
2014 Far Cry 4
31 FPS
2014 GRID Autosport
42 FPS
2014 Shadow of Mordor
36 FPS
2014 The Talos Principle
33 FPS
2014 Thief
40 FPS
2013 Battlefield 4
36 FPS
2013 Bioshock Infinite
29 FPS
2013 Crysis 3
25 FPS
2013 GRID 2
51 FPS
2013 Metro: Last Light
30 FPS
2013 Total War: Rome 2
43 FPS
2011 Battlefield 3
39 FPS
2008 Crysis: Warhead
47 FPS

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R9 290X Specifications

Board Design

Board NumberC671
Length10.83 inches 275 mm
Outputs2x DVI1x HDMI1x DisplayPort
Power Connectors1x 6-pin + 1x 8-pin
Slot WidthDual-slot
TDP290 W

Clock Speeds

GPU Clock1000 MHz
Memory Clock1250 MHz 5000 MHz effective

Graphics Card

Bus InterfacePCIe 3.0 x16
GenerationVolcanic Islands (R9 200)
Launch Price549 USD
ProductionEnd-of-life
Release DateOct 24th, 2013

Graphics Features

DirectX12.0 (12_0)
OpenCL2
OpenGL4.6
Shader Model6
Vulkan1.1.82

Graphics Processor

ArchitectureGCN 2.0
Die Size438 mm²
GPU NameHawaii
GPU VariantHawaii XT (215-0852000)
Process Size28 nm
Transistors6,200 million

Memory

Bandwidth320.0 GB/s
Memory Bus512 bit
Memory Size4096 MB
Memory TypeGDDR5

Render Config

Compute Units44
ROPs64
Shading Units2816
TMUs176

Theoretical Performance

FP32 (float) performance5,632 GFLOPS
FP64 (double) performance704.0 GFLOPS (1:8)
Pixel Rate64.00 GPixel/s
Texture Rate176.0 GTexel/s

Critics Reviews

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Power Consumption Idle and Multi-Monitor Loads. The Radeon R9 290X’s power consumption at idle is surprisingly high. Even though AMD makes a point of highlighting its ZeroCore Power feature ...
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AMD's reference Radeon R9 290 and 290X cooler earned our disdain once we figured out that it was causing the otherwise-impressive Hawaii GPU to operate at performance levels below the company's ...
The 290X is not only the fastest card in AMD’s 200 series lineup, but the 290 series in particular also contains the only new GPU in AMD’s latest generation of video cards.
AMD mentions that the new CrossFire technology for AMD Radeon R9 290X and Radeon R9n 290 is designed for AMD Eyefinity and UltraHD (4K) resolution setups. The new technology, as mentioned before ...